• BIRRT is a technique designed to decrease or eliminate the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  The original IRRT (Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy) was created by Mervin Smucker, Ph.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin.  I have reduced the process to its essentials[...]

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    Workplace appreciation is the most important motivation for employees. Timely recognition of your value, work quality, and effort put forth are directly related to job satisfaction. This dedication to the employer greatly increases employee retention. Motivated employees are more likely to maintain [...]

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    Grief is one of those universal life experiences from which a person never really recovers but learns to cope with and grow through.  When we lose people we love, the world is permanently changed. This is the price we pay as humans for the richness that our loved ones bring to our lives.  Although[...]

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    We practice play therapy for children, adolescents, and even adults, as an opportunity for them to heal themselves. By offering a safe space to express their free choice, they are empowered to make decisions, direct the play, and take responsibility for their choices. The available toys give them [...]

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    Social expectations of being the perfect parent can be overwhelming. It’s common to feel useless over the thought of not being able to cope with your new responsibilities, or hopeless when the natural motherly feelings you expected aren’t present. Women and men across all socio-economic [...]

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    Life is a process of constant change. Sometimes, major life transitions can throw us out of balance to the point where we lose access to some important aspects of our experience, we lose our sense of grounding and routines, or we disrupt our connections to others.  Very brief, highly targeted [...]

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    Humans experience stress as a natural reaction to meet a demand or challenge. This “fight or flight” survival mechanism slows normal bodily functions like immunity and digestion to focus on breath, alertness, blood circulation, and muscle movement.  The degree to which we react can be [...]

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    Intimate bonds are vital to happiness and wellbeing. By feeling isolated from others physically or emotionally, the feeling of loneliness may creep in and overtake your happiness. It’s common to be physically close to others, yet lonely, because there is no intimacy, trust, or connection, or [...]

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    Your parenting decisions have a tremendous impact on your child’s emotional and social development. Their belief systems are modeled by your example, and they will pick up moral values, discipline, and manners from what they see. It’s vital that parents give their children a healthy basis for [...]

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    Humans learn habits, customs and rituals, vocabulary, perception of the world, how to interact with others, and how to love from their families. The goal of family therapy may widely differ, depending on your family dynamics, and ultimately aims to develop and maintain a functional family unit. By [...]

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